Vintage Base Ball (the game was originally spelled as two words) has risen in popularity in the United States. Teams – often revived from actual clubs of the era – play the game wearing 19th century uniforms and by 19th century rules. Terms, such as "ballist" for a player; "crank" for a spectator; and "dead ball" for the type of device used, are in common use during the game. The clubs of today are sometimes associated with a historical society or living history museum.

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1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Vintage Base Ball Club
News, vintage photo of original team, schedule, roster and information on current team.
19th Century Base Ball
Video of scenes from Emmy-nominated documentary on vintage base ball by
Akron Black Stockings and Akron Lady Locks
Information on two teams out of Akron, Ohio.
Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League
Information on rules, teams, schedule and results, plus photos and links to merchandise sites.
Atlantic Base Ball Club
Brooklyn, New York team offers their roster of players, game schedule, history, message board and contact information.
Bay Area Vintage Base Ball
California team based in Campbell that plays by 1886 rules. History, news, calendar, maps and team line-up.
Bay City Independents Base Ball Club
Club history, roster, photos, rules, tournament and information on sponsorship.
Bisbee Bees Vintage Base Ball Club
Bisbee, Arizona team offers its roster and links.
Bonneyville Millers Vintage Base Ball Club
Civil War era team out of Goshen, Indiana provides basic information, including season schedule.
Capital Base Ball Club
Columbus, Ohio club with a video library, game schedule, results, statistics and general information.
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club
Gallery, roster, rules, season schedule and press.
The Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club
Cleveland Ohio 1860s team provides Blues history, schedule, roster and information on vintage base ball rules, equipment and vocabulary.
The Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association
Overview, history of early Colorado base ball and current schedule.
Coltsville Vintage Base Ball League
History of names and information on teams that play in the league, which is based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Diamond State Base Ball Club
Delaware’s first amateur vintage base ball club, based on an 1866 Wilmington team of the same name.
Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club
1860's club out of Maine explains rules and customs of the era, its mission statement, how to join the club and provides related information.
Douglas Dutchers Vintage Base Ball Club
1860s team provides news, rules, lineup and information on events. Douglas, Michigan.
The Eclipse Base Ball Club of Northville
1860's team out of Northville, Michigan provide club history, schedule and player roster.
Essex Base Ball Club
Club out of Essex, Massachusetts provides overview, schedule and general information.
Excelsior Base Ball Club of Arundel
Schedule, roster, rules, sponsors and links for club out of Maryland.
Flemington Neshanock
Team roster, schedule of games and photographs from New Jersey club.
Friends of Vintage Base Ball
Organization dedicated to the promotion of the game as it was played in the 19th century. Information on the history, custom and culture of the game.
Glendale Gophers Vintage Base Ball
Blog of Lance "Bulldozer" Busch out of Arizona, with photos and news of the team.
Gotham Base Ball Club of New York
Team that plays by 1864 rules based in New York City. Photos, team history, overview of 1864 rules, trivia and related information.
Great Black Swamp Frogs
Roster, schedule, history and photos of team from Sylvania, Ohio, playing by 1860 rules.
Havre de Grace Dauntless Vintage Base Ball
Facebook page for cllub based in Maryland
Hoover Sweepers
1860's base ball club out of North Canton, Ohio offers its history, team photo, schedule and rules.
Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Team
Rules and customs, team roster, photos and season schedule.
Indianapolis Blues Vintage Base Ball Team
Team photo, 1867 rules, current and past schedules, statistics and roster.
The Indianapolis Hoosiers Vintage Base Ball Club
Photos, players, schedule and photos of vintage base ball cards.
MAVBBL Capitol Conference Vintage Base Ball
Baltimore-Washington D.C. teams. Rosters, statistics, news and game schedule.
Melrose Pondfeilders Vintage Base Ball Club
Facebook page of team based in Melrose, Massachusetts.
The Mighty River Hogs
1860's club based in Saginaw, Michigan. Schedule and results, roster and cranks, rules and terms, history and links.
Milwaukee Cream Citys Vintage Base Ball Club
Roster, schedule, sponsors and general information for club out of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Grays Vintage Base Ball Team
1860s team shares its roster, schedule, statistics and photos.
Mudville Baseball Club
Team from Holliston, Massachusetts offers its Yearbook, a Flash movie, schedule, merchandise and links.
Mutual Base Ball Club of New York
Offers rules and differences between baseball today and the 19th game, along with photos, schedule of play and vintage links.
Newtown Sandy Hook Base Ball Club
Facebook page of Newtown, Connecticut team.
Ohio Village Muffins
Vintage base ball team playing by 1860 rules. Provides newsletter, photos, team overview and merchandise for sale.
Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball
Photos, player information, audio clip of team song and schedule of games. Rochester, Michigan.
Rock Springs Ground Squirrels Vintage Base Ball Club
Facebook page of team based in Decatur, Illinois.
The Roosters
Schedule, results, sponsors, glossary of terms, history and information on team merchandise. Based in Rochester, Minnesota.
Roxbury Nine Vintage Base Ball Club
New York team provides its schedule, results and photo gallery at its Facebook page.
Saint Croix Base Ball Club
1860 club of the Washington County Historical Society in Stillwater, Minnesota. Includes photographs, game results and information on public events.
Santa Clara Stoges Vintage Base Ball Club
1886 club and member of Bay Area Vintage Base Ball league offers its roster, schedule, news and events.
South Coast Vintage Base Ball
Blog that covers the vintage game for the south coast region of Massachusetts.
Spiegel Grove Squires
Team roster, schedule and photos for club based in Fremont, Ohio.
Thames Base Ball Club
Information on the team and playfield fields associated with the New London (Connecticut) Historical Society.
The Vermilion Voles Vintage Base Ball Club
Playing by 1858 rules in and around Danville, Illinois. Photos, history and schedule provided.
Vintage Base Ball Association
Organization that seeks to preserve, perpetuate and promote the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years in the mid-nineteenth century and other historic eras. Listing of rules, tournaments members and contact information.
Vintage Base Ball at Wade House
Information on Dead Cities team that plays by 1860s rules out of Wisconsin.
Vintage Base Ball Federation
Organization of federated clubs, with news, member forum and information on the World Series of vintage base ball.
Welkin Base Ball Club
Rules, history, photos and news of club located out of Port Huron, Michigan.
Westfield Wheelmen Vintage Base Ball Club
Club out of Westfield, Massachusetts provides its season schedule, game photos, team roster, club history, sponsors and related information.
Whately Pioneers
Roster, photos and information from team in Whately, Massachusetts.
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